May, 2024

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Artificial intelligence poised to transform veterinary care

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Veterinarians increasingly are embracing artificial intelligence (AI) to improve practice efficiency and clinical outcomes. How veterinarians are using AI and its potential to transform veterinary medicine were discussed at a recent symposium at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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The Magic of Kerkini in May

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May has long been my favourite month of the year. The days are longer and warmer, flowers fill the meadows, and the birds are back. True, most of our migrant breeding birds start to return in April, but in May even the late arrivals – Turtle Doves, Swifts, Spotted Flycatchers and Nightjars – finally appear. As the last four are among my favourite birds their reappearance is always something to look forward to.

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Diligent detective work leads to discovery of HPAI in dairy cattle

AVMA News

Drs. Barbara Petersen and Drew Magstadt were part of a network of cattle and diagnostic veterinarians who made the connection between cat and bird deaths at Texas dairies and cows getting sick with what turned out to be highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza Type A H5N1).

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Dog import requirements strengthened to prevent canine rabies return

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dogs has updated its dog importation requirements in an effort to protect public and animal health against a reintroduction of canine rabies into the country.

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WSAVA updates global guidelines for vaccination

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The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has updated its Global Vaccination Guidelines, which became available online April 8. The updated guidelines for dogs and cats suggest the leptospirosis vaccine should be considered “core” for dogs in regions where the disease is endemic. Also, the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) vaccine is now recommended as “core” for young cats and adult cats that have outdoor access or live with other cats that have outdoor access, in places where FeLV is prevalent.

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Minnesota creates title protection, licensure pathway for veterinary technicians

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Veterinary technicians will now be included in Minnesota’s Veterinary Practice Act after a bill included in an omnibus package was approved by the Minnesota state legislature on May 19 and signed into law soon after by Governor Tim Walz. Its passage means a licensed veterinary technician (LVT) will be regulated by the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine (MBVM).

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APHIS bolsters regulations against horse soring

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In an effort to end horse soring at Tennessee Walking Horse shows, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced April 29 that it is strengthening Horse Protection Act (HPA) regulations.

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FDA allows compounded FIP drug in certain cases

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The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it does not intend to enforce new animal drug approval requirements for the antiviral medication GS-441524, which must be prescribed by a veterinarian for a specific cat patient for the treatment of feline infectious peritonitis.

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Bovine, equine groups create veterinary technician utilization guidelines

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The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and The American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) have both released guidelines to help properly leverage credentialed veterinary technicians in bovine and equine practices, which can assist with improving patient care and addressing retention.

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USDA’s loan repayment program pays out $9M in 2023

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In April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture published its Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program report for federal fiscal year 2023. During that time, $8.6 million was awarded to 88 veterinarians. The report outlines how the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program is strengthening veterinary services in underserved parts of the country and in field where veterinary expertise is in high demand.

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Drugs for treating heart failure, respiratory diseases receive FDA approval

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced in April and May that it approved several animal drugs, including those that treat congestive heart failure in dogs, and respiratory diseases in cattle and swine.

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AHS updates heartworm guidelines for dogs

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The American Heartworm Society (AHS) published an updated version of its Canine Heartworm Guidelines on heartworm prevention, diagnosis, and treatment on April 9. The revised guidelines now recommend both Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved isoxazolines and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–approved mosquito repellent products to kill mosquitoes and help prevent the spread of heartworms.

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Events, sessions highlight profession’s diversity at AVMA Convention 2024

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AVMA Convention 2024, taking place June 21-25 in Austin, Texas, promises a wealth of networking and educational opportunities, including robust programming centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), from special events to informative panels to continuing education (CE) sessions.

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Basketball legend turned billionaire gives AVMA keynote

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson, one of the best NBA players of all time, will deliver the AVMA Keynote at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at AVMA Convention 2024, being held in Austin, Texas. The talk is sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition in partnership with the AVMA Trusts.

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Zenor selected as AVMA chief membership officer

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Dr. Bianca Zenor joined the AVMA on March 25 in the role of chief membership officer. She will oversee the organization’s Membership and Field Services Division, the Convention and Meeting Planning Division, and the Veterinary Career Center group.

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American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – February 23-24, 2024

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The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR), recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties as an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization, welcomed new diplomates following the board certification examination held remotely from February 23-24.

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$200M from federal government aims to stop spread of H5N1 among dairy cows

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The federal government announced May 10 that it will devote $200 million to enhance its response efforts to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI, more specifically avian influenza type A H5N1), particularly among dairy cattle.

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Q&A: Bailey focusing on outside-the-box solutions to professions’ challenges

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Dr. Michael Q. Bailey is running unopposed as a candidate for 2024-25 AVMA president-elect. The board-certified radiologist and former member of the AVMA Board of Directors will be elected as the next in line for the AVMA presidency by the AVMA House of Delegates this June when it convenes in Austin, Texas, during the House’s regular annual session.

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Q&A: AVMA vice president candidate sees position as an investment in profession’s future

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As the sole candidate for 2024-26 AVMA vice president, Dr. Gary Marshall will be elected to the office by the AVMA House of Delegates (HOD) when it holds elections during its regular annual session this June in Austin, Texas. Dr. Marshall is an adjunct professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a feline practitioner, and the alternate delegate for Washington state in the HOD.

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Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases – January 20-23, 2024

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The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) held its annual conference from January 20-23 in Chicago. The CRWAD presented awards, named fellows, and seated new officials.

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APHIS finalizes rule requiring electronic ID tags for certain cattle, bison

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced April 26 it will issue a final rule that mandates electronic identification (EID) tags for interstate movement of certain cattle and bison to prevent disease outbreaks.

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Board revises AVMA policies on horse tripping, opioids, public health

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The AVMA Board of Directors (BOD) updated and adopted several policies during its April 4-5 meeting at AVMA headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. The policy topics ranged from horse tripping to goat and sheep disbudding and dehorning to the veterinarian’s role in the opioid epidemic.

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Virginia VMA – February 22-24, 2024

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The Virginia VMA (VVMA) held its Virginia Veterinary Conference from February 22-24 in Roanoke. The association presented awards and seated new officials.

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Association of Shelter Veterinarians – April 25, 2024

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The Association of Shelter Veterinarians held its annual member reception on April 25 in New Orleans. The association presented awards and announced new officials.

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AVMA hires McCullock as chief economist

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The AVMA has announced that Katelyn McCullock joined the Association’s Veterinary Economics Division as director April 30.

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American College of Veterinary Surgeons – February 12-13, 2024

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The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) welcomed new diplomates following the board certification examination held online from February 12-13.

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AVMA Convention grants opportunities to explore veterinary career options

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AVMA Convention 2024 offers a slate of educational sessions and events devoted to making the most of a career in veterinary medicine.

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